Girl fighting for life after measles complications

Girl fighting for life after measles complications

A six-year-old girl who caught measles at seven months has developed a chronic and incurable brain inflammation, it was reported Monday. German doctors are warning that not enough parents are inoculating their children.

Economy spluttering as industrial output slumps

Economy spluttering as industrial output slumps

The German economy, Europe's biggest, looks set to slow dramatically later this year as the eurozone debt crisis increasingly takes its toll, slumping industrial output data showed Monday.

Germany to pressure Iran over nuclear programme

Germany to pressure Iran over nuclear programme

Germany said Monday it would call for fresh "pressure" on Iran to comply with international commitments on its nuclear programme if a key report this week reveals further defiance.

Project pictures the plight of immigrants

Project pictures the plight of immigrants

Berlin-based artist collective “Migrantas” has been exploring the effects of immigration since 2004. For their latest project, they invited multilingual children to think about what the different cultures in their lives mean to them. Jessica Ware reports.

Faulty AC could cost spy headquarters €9.7 mln

Faulty AC could cost spy headquarters €9.7 mln

Authorities have discovered serious defects in the air conditioning system of the new headquarters being built to house Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service, potentially costing nearly €10 million to fix.

Western states likely to miss day-care targets

Western states likely to miss day-care targets

Latest statistics suggest that western German states will fall well short of a 2007 target of ensuring that one in three children would have a day care spot by 2013.

Apple faces ban on iPhone and iPad sales

Apple faces ban on iPhone and iPad sales

A German court has issued an injunction that temporarily bans Apple Inc. from selling or marketing its mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads in Germany. But it’s unclear whether it will have an immediate effect on the company.

Adidas websites hacked

Adidas websites hacked

Unknown hackers rendered the German websites of athletic apparel company Adidas inoperable the entire weekend.

Berlin keeps heat on new Greek government

Berlin keeps heat on new Greek government

Greece’s new unity government, yet to be even sworn in, has already come under pressure from Berlin, after Economics Minister Philipp Rösler warned “our patience will run out at some point.”

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed a comprehensive tax cut plan on Sunday evening in an effort to resolve an internal coalition dispute between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian CSU allies, and the Free Democratic Party (FDP)

Bayern stay on top with battling win

Bayern stay on top with battling win

Ten-man Bayern Munich went five points clear again at the top of the German league on Sunday as striker Mario Gomez scored his 20th goal of the season in a 2-1 win at bottom side Augsburg.